A security bug in the latest version of the FreeBSD can be exploited to grant
unprivileged users complete control over the operating system, a German
researcher said Monday.

The flaw is present in FreeBSD 8.0 and is known to affect versions 7.1 and
7.2 of the open-source OS, Nikolaos Rangos told The Register. He said it was "unbelievably
simple" to exploit. Shortly after he disclosed the flaw on the Full Disclosure
mailing list, other researchers said they were able to confirm the bug.


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